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Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to Vomit and Not Regret It

Posted by on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

What's that? You not so good at reading? No sweat, friend! The publisher of the new Stranger collection called How to Be a Person (it "drops" next week!!) is making four video excerpts of the listen-or-you-might-die type advice in the book. The first one just went up on YouTube, like, four seconds ago. Hurry, look:

The book launch party is this Tuesday. Buy a copy and you get free beer and tacos! And then you can throw up on the Stranger writer of your choice!!

Who made this video, you ask? The brainiacs at Oh Hello and Creature made this.

 

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So fun to see the L. West moniker round these parts again. I just love her work since she left. I see her old Slog masterpiece "Hello..." is up to 1418 comments and counting...
Posted by gloomy gus on August 2, 2012 at 5:59 PM · Report this
lostboy 2
To my grateful amazement, I haven't vomited once in 23 or 24 years, since being sick one day in the dorms at Cal Poly Pomona.  Worthwhile as the video sounds, I think I'll just enjoy having no need for it.
Posted by lostboy http://plus.google.com/104883658551712008719 on August 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM · Report this
Dougsf 3
Well done, Stranger people and friends.
Posted by Dougsf on August 2, 2012 at 7:08 PM · Report this
Puty 4
I hope this is the first of many excellent Team Stranger books!
Posted by Puty on August 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM · Report this
seandr 5
@1: Where? Where is Lindy's work since she left??
Posted by seandr on August 2, 2012 at 11:13 PM · Report this
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@4 -- Me too! There are a lot of amazing writers at the paper who aren't in this one.

@5 -- In this book.
Posted by Christopher Frizzelle on August 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM · Report this
Asa 7
@5: Jezebel.
Posted by Asa on August 2, 2012 at 11:20 PM · Report this
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@5, she's an editor at Jezebel. Doing fabulous work. I don't know why Slog people don't do posts about her work now and then. fMaybe she asked them not to? Anyway, to start, her amazing post after the Tosh rape story broke is here: http://jezebel.com/5925186/how-to-make-a…
Posted by gloomy gus on August 2, 2012 at 11:32 PM · Report this
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I believe the opening credits say Christopher Frizzle. Frizzle?
Posted by paying attention on August 3, 2012 at 4:25 AM · Report this
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@9: God DAMN it, you're right. There's also a typo in the book (but only one, that we know of)—the first person to find it gets a prize (maybe a cake with something misspelled on it?). This, at least, we can fix, and we shall. Thank you for your eyes that see what multiple other eyes do not!
Posted by Bethany Jean Clement on August 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
treacle 11
Pro Tip: If you will be vomiting later, EAT ICE CREAM. Tastes the same coming up as it did going down.
Posted by treacle on August 3, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
What @8 said. she has a twitter feed, join it.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on August 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM · Report this
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This column is great if you are only vomiting b/c you are a drunk, but if you have major stomach pain b/c of illness or migraine, sometimes you want to vomit. If you have a migraine and need to vomit, here's my advice:
1. Drink a bunch of water first.
2. Tie your hair back if it's long.
3. Jump up and down a bunch to mix the water and stomach contents. This step makes it so that it is not so acid.
4. Stick your finger down your throat if necessary to make the vomiting happen.
5. Lean waaaay over the toilet or forward away from your feet if outside.
6. When done, wash your mouth out really well to get the acid out of you mouth.

Yaaay, tummy feels way better.
Posted by lalilolly on August 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
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Another important tip: gravity helps. So try standing up and leaning over the toilet instead of kneeling.
Posted by Laga on August 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM · Report this

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